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lewd

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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

lewda. [OE. lewed, lewd, lay, ignorant, vile, AS. l laical, belonging to the laity.].
  •  Not clerical; laic; laical; hence, unlearned; simple.  [1913 Webster]
    "For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust,
    No wonder is a lewed man to rust.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "So these great clerks their little wisdom show
    To mock the lewd, as learn'd in this as they.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Belonging to the lower classes, or the rabble; idle and lawless; bad; vicious.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "But the Jews, which believed not, . . . took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, . . . and assaulted the house of Jason."  [1913 Webster]
    "Too lewd to work, and ready for any kind of mischief."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Given to the promiscuous indulgence of lust; dissolute; lustful; libidinous.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Suiting, or proceeding from, lustfulness; involving unlawful sexual desire; as, lewd thoughts, conduct, or language.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Lustful; libidinous; licentious; profligate; dissolute; sensual; unchaste; impure; lascivious; lecherous; rakish; debauched.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lewd, adj.
1 lascivious.
2 indecent, obscene.

Derivative
lewdly adv. lewdness n.
Etymology
OE l{aelig}wede LAY(2), of unkn. orig.

THESAURUS

lewd

Fescennine, Rabelaisian, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, bawdy, blue, carnal, clitoromaniacal, coarse, concupiscent, crude, debauched, dirty, dissolute, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotomaniacal, fast, filthy, fleshly, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued, fulsome, goatish, gross, gynecomaniacal, hircine, horny, hot, hysteromaniacal, improper, impure, incontinent, indecent, indelicate, ithyphallic, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lickerish, lubricious, lubricous, lurid, lustful, nasty, nymphomaniacal, obscene, offensive, pornographic, priapic, prurient, randy, raunchy, raw, ribald, rude, ruttish, salacious, satyric, satyrical, scurrile, scurrilous, sensual, sexual, sexy, smoking-room, smutty, suggestive, sultry, unchaste, unclean, unprintable, unrepeatable, unvirtuous, vile, wild

ROGET THESAURUS

lewd

Impurity

N impurity, uncleanness, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency, impudicity, obscenity, ribaldry, Fescennine, smut, bawdry, double entente, equivoque, concupiscence, lust, carnality, flesh, salacity, pruriency, lechery, lasciviency, lubricity, Sadism, sapphism, incontinence, intrigue, faux pas, amour, amourette, gallantry, debauchery, libertinish, libertinage, fornication, liaison, wenching, venery, dissipation, seduction, defloration, defilement, abuse, violation, rape, incest, prostitution, social evil, harlotry, stupration, whoredom, concubinage, cuckoldom, adultery, advoutry, crim, con, free love, seraglio, harem, brothel, bagnio, stew, bawdyhouse, cat house, lupanar, house of ill fame, bordel, bordello, impure, unclean, not to be mentioned to ears polite, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, Fescennine, loose, risque, coarse, gross, broad, free, equivocal, smutty, fulsome, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lickerish, rampant, lustful, carnal, carnal-minded, lewd, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, erotic, ruttish, salacious, Paphian, voluptuous, goatish, must, musty, unchaste, light, wanton, licentious, debauched, dissolute, of loose character, of easy virtue, frail, gay, riggish, incontinent, meretricious, rakish, gallant, dissipated, no better than she should be, on the town, on the streets, on the pave, on the loose, adulterous, incestuous, bestial.


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